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Thy Name (part 4) - God Almighty

"And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them." (Exodus 6:3)

God Almighty, or Elshaddai. From “El” meaning God, and “shadday” meaning Almighty. In this passage we find yet another variation to God’s name. God is Almighty. Consider these verses:

Job 37:23-24
“Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict. 24Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.”

Revelation 1:8
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

In the text above Moses was discouraged because he was rejected by Pharaoh (Ex. 5:2) and Pharaoh got so angry at him that he increased the Israelites work without providing for the adequate materials they needed. In turn the children of Israel got angry at Moses and Aaron (5:21). Moses be…

Just Me Checking In

A friend forwarded this poem to me. I really don't like to forward emails that are sorta like this, and so I will just post this on my blog. If you care to read it, great. If you don't care to read it, fine. I am not a poem nut, but this one is pretty good. If you do read it, please tell me what you think about it.

Thank you,
Bill Hardecker

A minister passing through his church in the middle of the day, Decided to pause by the altar and see who had come to pray.
Just then the back door opened, a man came down the aisle, The minister frowned as he saw the man hadn't shaved in a while.
His shirt was kind a shabby and his coat was worn and frayed, the man knelt, he bowed his head, Then rose and walked away.
In the days that followed, each noon time came this chap, each time he knelt just for a moment, A lunch pail in his lap.
Well, the minister's suspicions grew, with robbery a main fear, He decided to stop the man and ask him, "What are you doing here?"
The old man sai…

Thy Name (part 3) - God

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1)

This is taken from the root “El” meaning ‘strong’ or ‘mighty.’ Matthew Henry describes “El” as the “strong God” he further asks what else could bring all things out of nothing other than almighty strength. Elohim denotes two main concepts about God, first is the majesty of His name. God is majestic in His being. Before the you and I or anything else was even thought about, God had existed in eternity past, full of glory and perfect in all His attributes, lacking nothing. God is supreme. God rules and reigns and does whatsoever He pleases. The Bible declares to all that God is the Creator. Therefore He has the right and power to rule His creation.

Ponder for a moment the Sun, the center of our solar system, that ball of gaseous flames. Scientifically we know that it is 870,000 miles in diameter, which is 190 times larger than the Earth’s. And yet, we know that the Sun is only a medium star. And what is one star in relati…

Thy Name (part 2) - Jehovah-saved or Jesus

John 8:56-58
“56Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. 57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

Not only did God reveal unto us that His name is Jehovah or “I AM,” but He also revealed Himself to us through the incarnation of Himself in the 2nd person of the Divine Trinity, who is the Lord Jesus Christ. We just got done celebrating Christmas. We took time in December to commemorate this wonderful miracle of God manifesting Himself in the flesh. Jesus Christ is the fullest expression of God’s glory. The writer of Hebrews puts it this way: “Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person…” (Heb. 1:2a). When Philip asked the Lord to reveal unto them the Father, Jesus replied: “Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; an…